Former Saints, Tulane coach Curtis Johnson returns to NFL with Chicago Bears _lowres


Curtis Johnson‘s decade in New Orleans has officially come to an end.

Johnson, who spent six years as the Saints’ wide receivers coach and then four more as the head coach at Tulane, was hired to coach the Chicago Bears’ wide receivers on Friday, according to the team.

The Chicago Tribune reported the news first.

Johnson, who led the Green Wave to their first bowl appearance in more than a decade in 2013 but struggled to maintain that level of success after the team moved to the American Athletic Conference, was fired in late November after compiling a 15-34 record in four seasons.

The long-time college coach built his reputation as an NFL receivers coach with the Saints from 2006-2011 before leaving to take over Tulane.